House Bill 432

Last Action recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Title AN ACT relating to employee safety.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 1734
Sponsor R. Nelson
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 281 to establish safety requirements for railroad employee contract carriers; define "railroad employee contract carrier" as a passenger vehicle that transports 8 or less railroad employees; require contract carrier to maintain a driver qualification file, including physical examination and physical ability of driver, review of driving record, record of traffic violations, application for employment, and driver's license; require disqualification of driver with 2 or more serious traffic violations within a 3 year period; establish a rail carrier driver's maximum hours of service; require prescreening of rail carrier driver for drugs and alcohol and post-accident testing; require inspection, maintenance, and retention of records related to inspection, maintenance, and repair of vehicle; authorize access by Transportation Cabinet to facility and records to determine compliance; require contract carrier to maintain insurance policy of $5 million; establish maximum penalty of $1,000 for violation; provide appeal procedure including a hearing under KRS Chapter 13B; permit a railroad to rely on a rail carrier's certification that it complies with the requirements of the Act without further inquiry.
Index Headings of Original Version Insurance - Rail carriers, liability insurance required
Labor and Industry - Rail carriers, driver and vehicle safety requirements
Motor Carriers - Rail carriers, driver and vehicle safety requirements
Occupational Safety and Health - Railroad employees, safety requirements for
Railroads - Contract carriers, driver and vehicle safety


  • introduced in House
  • to Labor & Industry (H)
  • posted in committee
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 5, 2010
  • taken from the Orders of the Day
  • returned to Rules (H)
  • recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

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